Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Melbourne!!! Day 2 - busy busy!!

We started our day with a bit of breakfast from McDonalds.
breakfast
mmmmm pancakes!

breakfast
Janet had a bacon & egg roll

Melbourne Zoo
Then we caught a tram to the Melbourne Zoo. We were a bit early, so we had to wander around aimessly for a while waiting for it to open!  The zoo was the place I really wanted to go to while we were in Melbourne. And I took about a million photos, so will share just a few here...

Melbourne Zoo
Meer Cat

Melbourne Zoo
Gorilla! - We stood and wached the gorillas for ages - they were enjoying a feed of spinach!

Melbourne Zoo
We also got to see the baby elephant!!
Melbourne Zoo
And of course, my favourite - Giraffes! Janet told me that they didn't have giraffes at this zoo, so I was very excited to see that they actually did!!
Melbourne Zoo

Melbourne Zoo

Melbourne Zoo
Lion

Melbourne Zoo
Brown Bear

After the zoo, we hopped back on the tram, and jumped off at the Queen Victoria Markets for a quick look around.
Churros
we managed to squeeze in time for some lunch
healthy lunch!
yes, we ate churros for lunch. We shared a bag of 7. for $6. delicious! Although I did get rather covered in icing sugar!
Queen VIctoria Markets

We then headed for Federation Square, because we had tickets for a very important event.
Federation Square

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This is the whole reason we were in Melbourne!!
Abba World
The Abba World exhibition was really good! They had heaps of the actual costumes, instuments and other ABBA memorabillia, as well as interactive sections where you got to sing with ABBA, dance in a video clip etc etc. We had a great time!



Abba World

Abba World

Of course, all that ABBA-ing makes you hungry, so we went over the road to "Lord of the Fries" for some dinner!!
Lord of the Fries

Lord of the Fries
how exciting! a vegetarian burger place!!! I want one in Brisbane!! please!!!
Lord of the Fries
JAnet had the French-Canadian Fries, or Poutine, which was fries with cheese and gravy

Lord of the Fries
I went for an original burger, which was fantastic! loved it!! the burger patty was delicious, the sauces, the pickle, everything was just as a burger should be!

And after all that healthy eating (just as well we also did A LOT of walking) it was back to our hotel for some sleep!

1 comment:

caite said...

hey! my blog is at the zoo today too! what a co-inky-dink.
would recognize those MickyD pancakes anywhere.

love the fries with gravy, even with their fancy name. Poutine indeed.